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Join the Future of Museums Community!

While the Future of Museums Summit has ended, the conversations keep going. Join the new Future of Museums Community on Museum Junction!

Early Bird

Through September 15

AAM Individual Member Rate*


*Member rates apply to Professional, Student, and Retired Museum Professional members only.

Become a member.

Standard Rate



September 16 – November 2

AAM Individual Member Rate*


*Member rates apply to Professional, Student, and Retired Museum Professional members only.

Become a member.

Standard Rate



How do I access the Future of Museums Summit platform?

To access the platform, you will need the login credentials provided to you in your confirmation email or in your attendee prep emails sent on 10/31 and 11/1, sent from

  1. Log in here using your credentials.
  2. Hover over “Service Centers” and click “Virtual Event Entrance.”
  3. Click “Enter venue.”

If you are unable to locate your login credentials, please email with the name and email address you registered with.

Is subsidized registration available?

Yes, a limited number of subsidized registrations will be available for individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend the Future of Museums Summit. Learn more.

What is the cancellation policy?

All cancellation requests received via e-mail ( before October 2, 2023 will receive a refund minus a $25.00 administration fee. Substitutions may be accepted as feasible.

Which AAM members receive the discounted rate?

Individual AAM Professional, Student, and Retired Museum Professional members receive discounts in addition to the Early Bird rate. Check your membership status by logging in to your profile.

When will the full program be available?

The full program is now available.

Is group registration available?

For this year’s pilot, we are not offering group registration.

Will the Summit include networking opportunities?

We can’t plan for the future of our field without collaboration! Virtual networking opportunities are a critical component of the Future of Museums Summit and will take place on both days. In addition, the virtual platform allows for direct communication between attendees.

What is included in registration?

Registration includes all sessions, networking opportunities, and access to all session recordings for one month (through the end of November 2023).

Will sessions be recorded?

Yes, all sessions will be recorded and available to registered attendees through the end of November 2023.

How will I access the virtual platform?

Ahead of the Future of Museums Summit, you will receive instructions to the email address you registered with on accessing the virtual platform.

How do I recover my login information to register?

Your login information to register is the same as your AAM login. If you need assistance, you can reset your username or password.

I already registered. Where can I find my login information for the virtual platform and attendee service center?

After registering, you received a confirmation email from At the bottom of this email, you will find your email address and password to log in to the attendee service center and virtual platform.

How can I update my registration information or get a copy of my receipt?

After registering, you received a confirmation email from In that email you can find a link to the attendee service center with your login credentials. In the attendee service center, you can update your information and download a copy of your receipt.

What are you doing to make the Future of Museum Summit accessible?

The Alliance is committed to continually improving the accessibility of our events. To ensure the Future of Museums Summit is as accessible to as many potential participants as possible, we are contracting an accessibility consultant to advise on aspects of the planning and execution of the Summit.

Summit participants can expect the following:

  • Live captioning for all sessions
  • Live ASL interpretation for all keynote sessions. While live ASL interpretation is not currently available for concurrent sessions, additional ASL interpreters are available for individual accommodation requests by registrants.
  • Presenters will receive training to create accessible presentations, including accessible slides, alt text, and image descriptions.

Subsidized Registration Rates

For the Future of Museums Summit to meet its full potential, we need participation from the broadest possible spectrum of people who work in our field. For some, the costs of attending the Summit may put this rewarding experience out of reach, which means a lost opportunity not only for these professionals but for our field as a whole. The more voices we can include, the better our results in tackling the challenges for our field and future.

Subsidized registration rates of $25 are available for up to fifty emerging museum professionals or other museum people for whom financial barriers would otherwise prohibit their participation in the Summit.

Applications for subsidized registrations are now closed. Selected applicants received a promotional code that can be used to receive the subsidized $25 registration rate to attend the Future of Museums Summit (up to $245 value). Notifications are sent within two weeks of application. Subsidized registration is not available to individuals who have already registered.

Applications are welcome from emerging professionals and others for whom financial barriers apply.

The Alliance wishes to express appreciation to Cosm and the National Endowment for the Humanities, whose generosity helps to support this program.

The Future of Museums Summit is generously supported by

The American Alliance of Museums’ mission is to champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies.